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Andrew Luck takes Tom Brady’s place in the Pro Bowl

New England Patriots quarterback Brady shakes hands with Indianapolis Colts quarterback Luck at the conclusion of the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in Foxborough Reuters

Russell Wilson isn’t the only rookie quarterback going to the Pro Bowl.

The Colts have announced that rookie quarterback Andrew Luck has been selected to play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl in place of Tom Brady, who is out with an injury. There’s no word on the nature of Brady’s injury, but I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that if the Patriots had beaten the Ravens on Sunday, this injury would not have kept Brady out of the Super Bowl.

Luck’s Pro Bowl honor comes after a season in which he set the rookie records for passing yards (4,374), pass attempts (627) and 300-yard passing games (six).

Wilson was named to the Pro Bowl today in place of the injured Matt Ryan. Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III was also named to the Pro Bowl but will not play. Some day, Luck, Wilson and Griffin will be grizzled veterans like Brady who have been to so many Pro Bowls that they no longer care. For now, watching Wilson and Luck — two young players who will be genuinely happy to be there — will be the best reason to watch the Pro Bowl. Maybe the only reason to watch the Pro Bowl.

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86 Responses to “Andrew Luck takes Tom Brady’s place in the Pro Bowl”
  1. damadgreek says: Jan 21, 2013 7:51 PM

    A couple more guys bow out of this and I think I play in the Pro Bowl.

  2. Steve B says: Jan 21, 2013 7:52 PM

    Queue the Seahawks fans saying Wilson is better in 3, 2, 1…..

  3. jbcv101 says: Jan 21, 2013 7:53 PM

    Right choice. I personally believe Andrew Luck should have been the third QB selected into the Pro Bowl for the AFC, not Matt Schaub.

  4. armchairqb says: Jan 21, 2013 7:53 PM

    I think Brady’s feelings were hurt.

  5. kegowhisky says: Jan 21, 2013 7:54 PM

    Pro Bowl selections are getting like the old saw about weather just about anywhere – If you don’t like what there is now, wait ten minutes and it will change.

  6. finsphan says: Jan 21, 2013 7:55 PM

    should have been in there anyway. Matt schaub, seriously!

  7. Stiller43 says: Jan 21, 2013 7:55 PM

    Brady and Rodgers should just say they dont want to play. Don’t blame a phantom, unspecific, undocumented injury. At least they’d be honest.

  8. heeeeelzfan says: Jan 21, 2013 7:55 PM

    What is the Pro Bowl?

  9. reasonablemindsays says: Jan 21, 2013 7:56 PM

    Hmmm maybe the AFC will have a chance to win this game after all.

  10. Panda Claus says: Jan 21, 2013 7:57 PM

    Bruised ego probably qualifies as suitable on any Belichick injury list.

    If forced to guess what “real” injury TB sustained, I think he over-extended his quad on that Rockettes-kick to Ed Reed’s knee.

  11. bucslose says: Jan 21, 2013 7:58 PM

    Shocker. Im no fan of the Pro Bowl, but doesnt he always find away to avoid going? They should just stop voting for the guy. He never shows up anyways.

  12. kaep86 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:00 PM

    Brady is suffering from a broken heart.

  13. 8bithero12 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:01 PM

    Brady’s true injury: broken pride :( awe

  14. carnival88 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:01 PM

    Pro bowl is such a waste of time

  15. commonsensedude says: Jan 21, 2013 8:02 PM

    Tom Brady has been diagnosed with a severe injury to his pride.

  16. nyjets1017 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:03 PM

    Only thing hurt is his feelings

  17. udub says: Jan 21, 2013 8:03 PM

    Thats fitting since he is going to take Tom Brady’s spot as the golden boy QB

  18. luckstrong says: Jan 21, 2013 8:03 PM

    Luckstrong

  19. Punk says: Jan 21, 2013 8:04 PM

    Not watching, was suckered in for the last time last year.

  20. mataug says: Jan 21, 2013 8:04 PM

    Bruised ego or broken heart – you can make your pick

  21. jetfanfolife says: Jan 21, 2013 8:04 PM

    Yeah Brady’s out alright…He needs to bury his head in his pillow and cry until next season

  22. tiredofyoureferringtoateamaswe says: Jan 21, 2013 8:05 PM

    The only thing injured on Brady is his pride. “You can’t beat me, I’m Tom Brady. That is against the rules.”

  23. jakec4 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:05 PM

    Bruised ego is a lame injury.

    Patriots lose,time to go hiding. Tom Terrific learned from the best.

  24. karlton3 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:07 PM

    “kaep86 says:
    Jan 21, 2013 8:00 PM
    Brady is suffering from a broken heart.”

    ——————————————–

    I was going to go with bruised ego.

  25. infectorman says: Jan 21, 2013 8:07 PM

    Maybe he just views the Pro Bowl for the waste of time that it is?

  26. msstiller58 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:07 PM

    Or perhaps a badly sprained ego.

  27. lovefootball4life says: Jan 21, 2013 8:07 PM

    Not a surprise. Ms. Brady still needs more time to pout.

    This is more a statement about the pro bowl and how useless it has become. Maybe moving the pro bowl away from Hawaii also takes away some incentive to go.

  28. liquidmuse says: Jan 21, 2013 8:08 PM

    HEY, you know who has a QB rating one point behind Andrew Luck through 16 games? Mr. out-of-the-league Tim Tebow. Luck has double the passing attempts…which is sorta damning, because he had twice the chance to prove…he’s just as good as a guy who can’t get employed. Meanwhile, Tavaris Jackson is getting another chance. Ok.

  29. jasonmichaelbrescia says: Jan 21, 2013 8:09 PM

    Thank God.

  30. true9erfan66 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:10 PM

    Does anyone know if your rePlaced on pro bowl roster does it still count you as 1 so example is RG3 still be able to say he is a pro bowler
    On his career. Or do you actually have to attend

  31. wgray981 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:11 PM

    Wow I am shocked at all the haters. But whatever. You’re probably all jealous that Brady has a hotter wife than you, more money than you, 3 Suberbowl rings… the list goes on and on.

  32. ravenheath21 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:12 PM

    He is butt hurt.

  33. sixringsofsteel says: Jan 21, 2013 8:13 PM

    benny good times is still waiting for the phone to ring

  34. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jan 21, 2013 8:14 PM

    I’m sorry, but Andy Dalton deserved it more than Luck.

    Dalton: 10-6, 62.3% complentions, 27 TD’s, 16 INT’s, 4 fumbles.

    Luck: 11-5, 54.1% completions, 23 TD’s, 18 INT’s, 10 fumbles.

  35. 4ever19 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:15 PM

    Andy couldn’t play in a football game this weekend so he’s going to the Pro Bowl?

  36. dlmcc1010 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:18 PM

    Can we please scrap the Pro Bowl? These guys dont have guaranteed contracts and no one would be crazy enough to risk an injury in this thing anyway

  37. randomguy9999 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:24 PM

    Luck will be a starter 3 years after RG3 is forced into retirement by injuries

  38. jcbadger34 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:34 PM

    The QB with the second worst completion percentage in the league among qualified passers, going to the Pro Bowl.

    If you somehow needed more proof that the Pro Bowl is a joke, there you go.

  39. packerman1968 says: Jan 21, 2013 8:35 PM

    Even if the original players picked would play. I can find better things to do with my family.

    Say NO to the Pro Bowl.

  40. micktanner says: Jan 21, 2013 8:41 PM

    Awww…Marsha, oops I mean Tommy Brady couldn’t go to the Pro Bowl because his feelings are hurt. Didn’t know that a bruised ego qualified as an acceptable NFL injury. Maybe he’s anticipating those ‘time of the month’ cramps this coming Sunday!!! Lady Brady got b%#!ch slapped by the Ravens AGAIN and isn’t going to New Orleans….so he don’t wanna go the the Pro Bowl! What a baby!!!

  41. bigezbob says: Jan 21, 2013 8:43 PM

    Wouldn’t it be cool to have all pro vs all rookie and those about to retire where rookie trumps pro in selection!!
    Now that would be a game worth watching.

  42. someoneanswerthatphone says: Jan 21, 2013 8:48 PM

    Big baby Brady…Patriots are biggest bunch of poor losers. Maybe he pulled a hamstring trying to kick Reed. Now he’s going into hiding so he won’t have to answer any questions. Be a man!

  43. greymares says: Jan 21, 2013 8:49 PM

    if they don’t want to play why should we watch or even spend money on the people advertising on this t.v. show

  44. pizzon says: Jan 21, 2013 8:56 PM

    the injury in question I think is a severely bruised ego. he should go and hide after that performance Sunday night. the man played like a scared little kid instead of a franchise QB.

  45. lionsplayoffs says: Jan 21, 2013 9:06 PM

    Something tells me this won’t be Luck’s last trip to Hawaii. He’s good.

  46. pec2b says: Jan 21, 2013 9:08 PM

    Let’s make it a flag game!

  47. vipod4ever says: Jan 21, 2013 9:15 PM

    The pro-bowl doesn’t do the NFL any favors. Why not turn the event into a skills competition? MLB home run competition is the best part of the allstar game, same for the slam dunk in the NBA, or the hardest shot in the NHL. Imagine the longest field goal, most accurate throw or fatest runner.

  48. malvord13 says: Jan 21, 2013 9:19 PM

    Not only does Brady have his own rule book and line of scrimmage he has his own schedule

  49. stoytashaan says: Jan 21, 2013 9:20 PM

    Giselle did not want him throwing, catching and serving nachos all at the same time.

  50. rcali says: Jan 21, 2013 9:33 PM

    I heard the game conflicted with a facial he and his wife and planned at the local spa. God, I wish I was him.

  51. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jan 21, 2013 9:51 PM

    Brady has the same injury as Rodgers — a sore gluteus maximus from having it get severely kicked in the playoffs.

  52. bratbeach says: Jan 21, 2013 9:56 PM

    People are bashing Brady for not going to the Pro Bowl? Wow, you guys are REALLY reaching for stuff to whine about now. He hasn’t gone in the longest and lots of players decline.

  53. geniusfan says: Jan 21, 2013 9:58 PM

    Wow these bruised ego and hurt pride jokes are really lame is that really the best you can come up with?

    Brady had a bad game but you know what? He’s still a three time Super Bowl winner and one of the best of all time. Not to mention he has the most playoff wins ever. I know the trolls love to come out of hiding every time the Patriots lose a playoff game but my god it gets to the point where I believe everybody bashing him is likely to be greeting me at Wal-Mart and hating is their only escape from that.

    The Pro Bowl is worthless. Rodgers isn’t going, Brady isn’t going and why should he? Will any of you who actually hate the man watch the game since he is playing? I think not.

  54. jetfanfolife says: Jan 21, 2013 10:08 PM

    Can we just make a fantasy pro-bowl and stop wasting players and fans time?

  55. mazblast says: Jan 21, 2013 10:13 PM

    Sprained mangina. Or perhaps he is worried his mascara might get smeared.

  56. knickstape84 says: Jan 21, 2013 10:21 PM

    Over Dalton?

  57. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Jan 21, 2013 10:22 PM

    He maybe to busy filing a hurt feelings report with the league office.

  58. etoharin78 says: Jan 21, 2013 10:44 PM

    I am a football addict: watch every game possible, watch NFLN daily, coach my sons team, play fantasy, and visit PFT every few hours, yet I have absolutely no interest in the Pro Bowl.

  59. flyeredup says: Jan 21, 2013 10:49 PM

    Did Brady hurt his labia?

  60. slick3 says: Jan 21, 2013 10:50 PM

    Sour grapes. Patriots lost, now it’s time to sulk.

  61. indywilson40 says: Jan 21, 2013 10:57 PM

    In 7 afc championship games, “Mr Clutch” has thrown 7 touchdown passes and 9 interceptions. That doesn’t seem very “clutch” to me.

  62. gacoltfan says: Jan 21, 2013 10:57 PM

    jcbadger34 says:
    Jan 21, 2013 8:34 PM
    The QB with the second worst completion percentage in the league among qualified passers, going to the Pro Bowl.

    —————————————————–

    57%, 59%, 63%

    Those are the career completion %’s of Elway, Marino, and Montana.

    All these 70+ completion %’s are a product of the short dink and dunk offensive systems. Luck played in a system that threw the ball downfield. Completion %’s are going to be much lower.

    He will have a new OC next year that runs a West Coast offense. Watch his completion % magically jump to over 65%.

  63. beauregard says: Jan 21, 2013 11:07 PM

    Brady was going to be back up to Peyton Manning.
    Kind of like Tebow is to Sanchez.
    The world is right again.

  64. 13arod says: Jan 21, 2013 11:13 PM

    if colts made the superbowl they would have pickied tebow

  65. samoanjungle says: Jan 21, 2013 11:18 PM

    How does Luck beat out Dalton for the Pro Bowl?

    It sure is a popularity contest. Not going to watch.

  66. taintedlombardis says: Jan 21, 2013 11:27 PM

    Luck is terrible.

  67. peytonsneck18 says: Jan 21, 2013 11:38 PM

    Luck is dynamic compared to IR-knee3

  68. jimthebuilder27 says: Jan 21, 2013 11:44 PM

    Love Andrew Luck! Truly a class act!

    Having said that, the Pro Bowl is now the biggest disgrace of an All-Star game that there is in sports.

  69. qwest12 says: Jan 21, 2013 11:59 PM

    Good for him the pro bowl is the least watchable sporting event on tv. If he says he does not want to play he will probably be fined so, good for him.

  70. woodstakes2 says: Jan 22, 2013 12:55 AM

    Why do they even have this game?? It’s ridiculous!! No one watches it, no one wants to play in it, so why friggen bother? Just name them to All-Pro/Pro Bowl give them their accolades, a fancy trophy and their bonus checks.

    NO ONE CARES!!!

  71. rodgers419 says: Jan 22, 2013 2:04 AM

    Blaine Gabbert should make it before Luck. What a joke.

  72. bamboozle99 says: Jan 22, 2013 3:33 AM

    Who cares. I’m not watching it anyway. This years Pro Bowl is sponsored by McDonalds, that’s how far it has fallen.

  73. Matt Volk says: Jan 22, 2013 8:09 AM

    Just got word, the injury keeping Brady out of the pro bowl is a bruised ego

  74. bigbadal21 says: Jan 22, 2013 8:44 AM

    I’m not going to watch this useless tripe and if enough fans do the same they will get rid of this fiasco.

  75. jjackwagon says: Jan 22, 2013 8:47 AM

    Brady strained his mangina while trying to kick Ed Reed on that slide.

  76. blutbaddenbill says: Jan 22, 2013 8:51 AM

    Brady should have not be elected to go there this year,andrew luck deserved it a lot more.

  77. oldirtyman says: Jan 22, 2013 8:58 AM

    If I was Brady I would not want to play in the Pro Bowl either. When the long NFL season was over I would spend a month in the bedroom with Gisele, only leaving to rehydrate!

  78. shlort says: Jan 22, 2013 9:13 AM

    Hey, NFL. Do you see it? Everyone else does. No Vets want to play in that thing. Half of the guys selected as number one or number 2 guys have said they wont play in it. Keep having it and you’ll be seeing teams back-up players getting the eventual nod. Of couyrse, you’ll have to expand the voting to include practice squad guys.

  79. allen227 says: Jan 22, 2013 9:58 AM

    Brady is the biggest prick in the NFL. If things don’t go his way he takes his ball and goes home.

  80. footballchic777 says: Jan 22, 2013 11:09 AM

    Tom Brady had an injury during the playoff game…..must have been a blow to his ego! He considers himself above it all to go to the Pro Bowl?

  81. mrfrostyj says: Jan 22, 2013 11:15 AM

    They should really change the way the pro bowl is formatted if they really want people to watch. Basically its a bunch of rich guys playing backyard 2 hand touch and not worth anyones time to watch. What makes matters worse is the voting is almost rediculous with who makes it and who doesn’t (same goes for NFL MVP honestly).

    Instead of making it an “all-star” game where the stars never show up, make it interesting. Have every free agent (restricted, unrestricted and undrafted from the year prior) play in the game to try to impress teams prior to the start of free agency. The senior bowl has become a must watch for draft fans now for similar reasons and the pro bowl would have a purpose then.

  82. cowboyscanada says: Jan 22, 2013 12:29 PM

    Surprise surprise,,,, another member of the patriots acts like a baby because he didnt get his way…..Patriots suck

  83. broncosnative says: Jan 22, 2013 1:45 PM

    Classless, 3 sore losers QBs dropping out of the probowls with an undisclosed injury. Peyton manning suffered a big lost, don’t see him stopping out, he took his frustration out shooting ducks and moose.

  84. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 22, 2013 6:53 PM

    Disappointed in Brady for not playing. But this shows why the Pro-Bowl is a farce. Haven’t watched it in at least 10 years. Just make it an honorary team or have a skills competition.

  85. broncosnative says: Jan 22, 2013 7:09 PM

    This may be the last pro bowl played, players seem to not care anymore about going. At this rate, it’s gonna be more replacements playing than the actual probowlers

  86. andylucksneck says: Jan 23, 2013 7:39 PM

    Luck can list 4th QB picked for the pro bowl along with Heisman trophy runner up.

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